IT was the morning before the big address and the people who are the faces of MSNBC whether they deserve it or not couldn’t help themselves. They decided to tell the world that President Donald Trump was going to give a national address on the situation at the southern border and lie through his teeth about the realities there.
While blasting President Donald Trump over his upcoming Oval Office address to discuss border security, MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough on Tuesday questioned the intelligence of Americans “who still believe there’s a crisis on the southern border.”
Scarborough echoed his co-host’s belief that networks should “refuse” to run Trump’s address because of “lie built on lie, built on lie, built on lie, built on lie.”
“[H]e is going to be telling nothing but lies and falsehoods, and he’s going to be twisting reality,” said Scarborough. “And at this point, I’ve got to say, how stupid are Americans who still believe there’s a crisis on the southern border?”
The man who left the House of Representatives over the scandal when an aide was found dead in his office also claimed that the caravan “never existed.” There’s video of it, and other reporters at his network covered the caravan, but it didn’t exist. Sure.
Here’s the problem with Scarborough of Joe and Mika fame making these claims: the “fact checkers” even had to admit that the statistics cited by President Trump in his address were correct. Yes, the admissions happened, even in an NPR piece, but of course, the numbers were downplayed as they have been dropping in recent years mostly in response to the Trump Administration’s actions and as a result of more effective border barriers in some towns, but, hey, who’s keeping track.
In the meantime, yes, Joe, there is a crisis at the southern border. More people are trying to get in than we can take. Some of them, mostly criminals, are essentially just walking in whether We the People want them here or not. THAT is what you deny when you claim the president is lying when he clearly is not.